Viale, Boresch Take Top Spots After PBA50 Hamilton Lanes & Entertainment Center Open Qualifying

by Jerry Schneider May 4, 2019 14:11

TRENTON, N.J. – Chris Viale of Westfield, Massachusetts earned top qualifier honors for the PBA50 Hamilton Lanes & Entertainment Center Open presented by Columbia 300 Saturday with a 3,375 14-game pinfall total (241 average) adding his name to the growing list of newcomers making their presence felt at the top of PBA50 leaderboards this season.

Bowling as a non-member, the 51-year-old Viale bowled a 1,745 pinfall in the second round with games of 287, 222, 234, 277, 248, 246 and 231 moving from seventh after Friday’s first round to lead 32 players who advanced to Sunday’s first match play round which begins at 10 a.m. ET.

Chris Viale headshot“I had a couple of bad starts today but basically finished strong in every game which meant I was making the right adjustments,” said the 51-year-old Viale. “I stayed patient and trusted what I was seeing on the lanes and made the changes I needed to make.

“I’m starting my target at around the seven to nine board, throwing it out almost to the gutter and that has resulted in great pin carry,” Viale added. “I think in all but one or two games I finished with a string of five or six strikes and it’s making it a lot fun.”

Viale, a former collegiate All-American and member of the 1992 William Patterson Intercollegiate Team Championship winning team, is bowling in his second PBA50 Tour event. He finished 15th in the 2018 Johnny Petraglia BVL Open.

After finishing 14th after the first round, four-time PBA50 Tour winner Lennie Boresch Jr. of Kenosha, Wisconsin, bowled a 1,761 pinfall in the second round to finish qualifying with a 3,363 14-game total just 12 pins behind Viale.

Rounding out the top five were PBA Hall of Famers Ron Mohr of Las Vegas in third with 3,300 and Tom Baker of King, North Carolina in fourth with 3,269. Mohr is a 10-time PBA50 Tour winner and two-time PBA50 Player of the Year and Baker is a 12-time PBA50 Tour winner and four-time PBA50 Player of the Year.

Rounding out the top five was Keith Doran of Pomona, N.Y., who finished with 3,261.

In his pursuit of a career record 15th PBA50 Tour title and record-tying four in a row, PBA Hall of Famer Walter Ray Williams Jr. will start match play from 16th after posting a 3,182 qualifying total.

After Sunday’s second match play round, scheduled for 1:45 p.m., the top five players will be determined for the stepladder finals set for 5:30 p.m.

Fans can catch all the action live via PBA’s online streaming partner FloBowling. Visit www.flobowling.com for subscription and schedule information.

PBA50 HAMILTON LANES & ENTERTAINMENT CENTER OPEN

Presented by Columbia 300

Hamilton Lanes & Entertainment Center, Trenton, N.J., Saturday

SECOND ROUND RESULTS (after 14 games. Top 32 advance to match play)

1, n-Chris Viale, Westfield, Mass., 3,375.
2, Lennie Boresch Jr., Kenosha, Wis., 3,363.
3, Ron Mohr, Las Vegas, 3,300.
4, Tom Baker, King, N.C., 3,269.
5, Keith Doran, Pomona, N.Y., 3,261.
6, Ryan Shafer, Horseheads, N.Y., 3,250.
7, Joel Carlson, Omaha, Neb., 3,239.
8, Gary Shultis, Levittown, N.Y., 3,238.
9, Danny Wiseman, Baltimore, 3,212.
10, Michael Haugen Jr., Phoenix, 3,209.
11, Pete DiChiara, Ardsley, N.Y., 3,208.
12, n-Brian Boghosian, Agawam, Mass., 3,207.
13, John Marsala, St. Louis, Mo., 3,194.
14, Jeff Zaffino, Warren, Pa., 3,189.
15, Mike Dias, Lafayette, Colo., 3,186.
16, Walter Ray Williams Jr., Oxford, Fla., 3,182.
17, Brian LeClair, Albany, N.Y., 3,177.
18, Ricky Schissler, Brighton, Colo., 3,171.
19, John Neral, Vienna, Va., 3,146.
20, James Knoblauch, Waukesha, Wis., 3,142.
21, Stephen Pavlinko, Sewell, N.J., 3,141.
22, William Peters, Dayton, Ohio, 3,133.
23, Bob Learn Jr., Erie, Pa., 3,117.
23, Amleto Monacelli, Venezuela, 3,117.
25, Greg Thomas, Irmo, S.C., 3,116.
26, Brian Kretzer, Dayton, Ohio, 3,112.
27, Parker Bohn III, Jackson, N.J., 3,107.
28, Chris Fedden, Albany, N.Y., 3,099.
29, Darryl Bower, Middletown, Pa., 3,061.
30, Rick Graham, Lancaster, Pa., 3,057.
31, Harry Sullins, Chesterfield Twp., Mich., 3,056.
32, John Dudak, Orland Park, Ill., 3,047.

Did not advance:
33, Bill Neumann, Rensselaer, N.Y., 3,041, $1,000.
34, John Conroy, Mahopac, N.Y., 3,035.
35, ss-Jimmie Pritts Jr., Mathuen, Mass., and ss-Sammy Ventura, Syracuse, N.Y., 3,033, $1,000.
37, Don Herrington, Ballston Lake, N.Y., 3,029.
38, Craig Auerbach, Sunrise, Fla., 3,017.
39, Richard Strath, Schenectady, N.Y., 3,008.
40, ss-Jay Boyle, Garnet Valley, Pa., 2,981, $1,000.
41, ss-Sam Maccarone, Williamstown, N.J., 2,977, $1,000.
42, ss-Tom Carter, Columbus, Ohio, 2,976, $1,000.
43, Todd Kjell, Roscoe, Ill., 2,973.
44, Brian Menini, Brookfield, Mo., 2,970.
45, ss-Joe Salvemini, Colorado Springs, Colo., 2,953, $1,000.
46, ss-Kevin Foley, Reno, Nev., 2,948, $1,000.
47, ss-Jim Pitts, Elmira, N.Y., 2,940, $1,000.
48, Henry Dawson, Elma, Wash., 2,936.
49, Glenn Smith, New York, 2,928.
50, Vince Mazzanti Jr., Levittown, Pa., 2,927.
51, Bob Caruso, Dayton, N.J., 2,913.
52, Brendan Bierch, Grafton, Mass., 2,909.
52, Warren Eales, Chandler, Ariz., 2,909.
54, Robert Greene, Oxford, Conn., 2,904.
55, Lee Brosius, Ashburn, Va., 2,898.
56, Fran Luzzi, Port Jervis, N.Y., 2,896.
57, Timothy Regan, East Northport, N.Y., 2,894.
58, Ray Mahon, Hulmeville, Pa., 2,888.
59, Michael Healy, Yonkers, N.Y., 2,875.
60, Robert Leonard Sr, Lockwood, N.Y., 2,873.
61, n-Rob Sperling, Livingston, N.J., 2,866.
62, John DiSantis, Wilmington, Del., 2,856.
63, Michael Klosin, Windham, N.H., 2,851.
64, Terry Metzner, Kentwood, Mich., 2,850.
65, Steven DiMartino, Upper Saddle River, N.J., 2,848.
66, Terry Wiley, Vienna, Va., 2,846.
67, Richard Wilburn, Jr., Adamstown, Md., 2,844.
68, Johnny Petraglia, Jackson, N.J., 2,833.
69, Tony Johnson, Canton, Ohio, 2,830.
70, Rick Francis, Linden, Calif., 2,828.
71, Carl West, San Jose, Calif., 2,810.
72, Keith Lesko, Prosper, Texas, 2,808.
73, Mike Hastings, Millsboro, Del., 2,792.
74, Gary Faulkner, Norfolk, Va., 2,790.
75, Barry Clare, Bayside, N.Y., 2,786.
76, Ron Glick, Morganville, N.J., 2,763.
77, n-Clint Randall, Trenton, N.J., 2,756.
78, David Zelger, Red Lion, Pa., 2,755.
79, Widmar Vargas, Sun City Center, Fla., 2,748.
80, Fred Ferreira, Kings Park, N.Y., 2,720.
81, Christopher Keane, Cape Coral, Fla., 2,718.
82, Steve Bova, Massapequa, N.Y., 2,703.
83, Michael Vella, Medford, N.Y., 2,698.
84, William Keenan Jr., Orlando, Fla., 2,697.
85, Michael Robey, Morrisville, Pa., 2,673.
86, Naime Esteves, Clifton Park, N.Y., 2,641.
87, n-Scott Santos, Bethlehem, Pa., 2,630.
88, (tie) Robert Donovan, Prattsville, N.Y., and Jim Horan, Mountain View, Calif., 2,625.
90, n,-Guy Wallach, Livingston, N.J., 2,620.
91, Ross McDonald, Las Vegas, Nev., 2,612.
92, n-Jim DiNunzio, Williamstown, N.J., 2,604.
93, Pasquale Lucci, Sr., Hamilton, N.J., 2,531.
94, n-Edward Brabant Jr, Dracut, Mass., 2,529.
95, Thomas Sliwinski, Reynoldsville, Pa., 2,366.
96, Louis Barbera, North Bellmore, N.Y., 2,355.
97, John Christensen, Carmel, N.Y., 2,169.
98, n-Augustus Hover, Swedesboro, N.J., 1,115.
99, Tony Bellantoni, White Plains, N.Y., 1,053.

300 games – Ron Mohr, Jay Boyle

n-non-PBA member

ss-PBA60 players ages 60 and older out of the regular prize fund cashing for $1,000.

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Thomas Leads, Baker Second After PBA50 Hamilton Lanes & Entertainment Center Open First Round

by Jerry Schneider May 3, 2019 19:39

TRENTON, N.J. – Greg Thomas of Irmo, South Carolina, opened with a 300 and averaged 251 for seven games Friday to take the first-round lead in the PBA50 Hamilton Lanes & Entertainment Center Open presented by Columbia 300. 

Greg ThomasThomas, whose best PBA50 Tour finish was fourth in last season’s PBA50 South Shore Open, fired a 1,760 pinfall total with games of 300, 225, 270, 256, 249, 245 and 215 to lead PBA Hall of Famer and four-time PBA50 Player of the Year Tom Baker of King, North Carolina, who finished the round in second 38 pins behind with a 1,722 pinfall.

“I didn’t have a lot of confidence coming into the season, but that’s been steadily improving” said Thomas. “I feel like I’m bowling pretty well but I’m leaving a lot of nine counts. I think bowling on the shorter (PBA Del Ballard 34-foot) lane condition is helping me get the hook I need on the back end to get the carry—I just hope I can keep it going.”

The 64-year-old Baker, a 10-time PBA Tour and 12-time PBA50 Tour winner, bowled games of 234, 268, 235, 200, 248, 269 and 268 to make a late-round surge to finish second.

Brian Boghosian of Agawam, Massachusetts, the 1999 USBC Masters champion, finished the round in third with 1,716 followed by Gary Shultis of Levittown, New York, in fourth with 1,684.

Reigning PBA50 Player of the Year Michael Haugen Jr. of Phoenix, rounded out the top five with a 1,670 pinfall.

“I got caught out in the transition in the third game but I’m not disappointed,” said Haugen, who was runner-up to PBA50 National Championship winner hall of famer Walter Ray Williams Jr. “I probably lost my focus a little bit in that game, but the important thing is I adjusted and got back on track.”

In his pursuit of a record 15th career title on PBA’s tour for players 50 and over and a record-tying fourth in a row, Williams, the PBA Tour’s all-time titles leader with 47 wins, finished the first round in 10th with 1,623.

Competition continues Saturday with another seven-game qualifying round beginning at 8 a.m. ET.  Match play rounds get underway Sunday at 10 a.m. which will determine the five players for the stepladder finals schedule 5:30 p.m.

Fans can catch all the action live via PBA’s online streaming partner FloBowling. Visit www.flobowling.com for subscription and schedule information.

PBA50 HAMILTON LANES & ENTERTAINMENT CENTER OPEN

Presented by Columbia 300

Hamilton Lanes & Entertainment Center, Trenton, N.J., Friday

FIRST ROUND RESULTS (after seven games)

1, Greg Thomas, Irmo, S.C., 1,760.
2, ss-Tom Baker, King, N.C., 1,722.
3, n-Brian Boghosian, Agawam, Mass., 1,716.
4, ss-Gary Shultis, Levittown, N.Y., 1,684.
5, Michael Haugen Jr., Phoenix, 1,670.
6, ss-Keith Doran, Pomona, N.Y., 1,648.
7, n-Christopher Viale, Westfield, Mass., 1,630.
8, Parker Bohn III, Jackson, N.J., 1,628.
9, Ricky Schissler, Brighton, Colo., 1,624.
10, Walter Ray Williams Jr., Oxford, Fla., 1,623.
11, ss-Pete DiChiara, Ardsley, N.Y., 1,621.
12, ss-Mike Dias, Lafayette, Colo., 1,613.
13, Craig Auerbach, Sunrise, Fla., 1,611.
14, Lennie Boresch Jr., Kenosha, Wis., 1,602.
15, ss-Ron Mohr, Las Vegas, 1,598.
16, Brian LeClair, Albany, N.Y., 1,594.
17, Joel Carlson, Omaha, Neb., 1,590.
18, Brian Menini, Brookfield, Mo., 1,589.
19, John Marsala, St. Louis, Mo., 1,583.
20, Brian Kretzer, Dayton, Ohio, 1,580.
21, Stephen Pavlinko, Sewell, N.J., 1,577.
22, Jeff Zaffino, Warren, Pa., 1,576.
23, Ryan Shafer, Horseheads, N.Y., 1,572.
24, Amleto Monacelli, Venezuela, 1,568.
25, ss-Darryl Bower, Middletown, Pa., 1,561.
26, Danny Wiseman, Baltimore, 1,559.
27, John Neral, Vienna, Va., 1,554.
28, ss-Harry Sullins, Chesterfield Twp., Mich., 1,552.
29, (tie) ss-James Knoblauch, Waukesha, Wis., and ss-Lee Brosius, Ashburn, Va., 1,546.
31, ss-John Dudak, Orland Park, Ill., 1,544.
32, ss-Henry Dawson, Elma, Wash., 1,542.
33, Rick Graham, Lancaster, Pa., 1,534.
34, Bob Learn Jr., Erie, Pa., 1,527.
35, ss-Sammy Ventura, Syracuse, N.Y., 1,514.
36, Todd Kjell, Roscoe, Ill., 1,513.
37, ss-William Peters, Dayton, Ohio, 1,509.
38, ss-n-Rob Sperling, Livingston, N.J., 1,505.
39, (tie) Tony Johnson, Canton, Ohio, and Richard Strath, Schenectady, N.Y., 1,503.
41, ss-Bill Neumann, Rensselaer, N.Y., 1,498.
42, ss-Jimmie Pritts Jr., Mathuen, Mass., 1,495.
43, ss-Sam Maccarone, Williamstown, N.J., 1,494.
44, ss-Chris Fedden, Albany, N.Y., 1,491.
45, ss-Fran Luzzi, Port Jervis, N.Y., 1,480.
46, ss-Joe Salvemini, Colorado Springs, Colo., 1,474.
47, ss-Tom Carter, Columbus, Ohio, 1,471.
48, Don Herrington, Ballston Lake, N.Y., 1,459.
49, Ray Mahon, Hulmeville, Pa., 1,457.
50, Robert Leonard Sr, Lockwood, N.Y., 1,455.
51, ss-Bob Caruso, Dayton, N.J., 1,452.
52, Rick Francis, Linden, Calif., 1,449.
53, ss-Mike Hastings, Millsboro, Del., 1,435.
54, (tie) Steven DiMartino, Upper Saddle River, N.J., and ss-Jim Pitts, Elmira, N.Y., 1,433.
56, John Conroy, Mahopac, N.Y., 1,427.
57, ss-Ron Glick, Morganville, N.J., 1,426.
58, Michael Healy, Yonkers, N.Y., 1,425.
59, ss-Kevin Foley, Reno, Nev., 1,424.
59, Gary Faulkner, Norfolk, Va., 1,424.
61, Timothy Regan, East Northport, N.Y., 1,423.
62, Carl West, San Jose, Calif., 1,421.
63, ss-Jay Boyle, Garnet Valley, Pa., 1,420.
64, Robert Greene, Oxford, Conn., 1,418.
65, Warren Eales, Chandler, Ariz., 1,414.
66, ss-Vince Mazzanti Jr., Levittown, Pa., 1,413.
67, ss-Barry Clare, Bayside, N.Y., 1,407.
68, ss-Brendan Bierch, Grafton, Mass., 1,399.
69, ss-Widmar Vargas, Sun City Center, Fla., 1,398.
70, Keith Lesko, Prosper, Texas, 1,396.
71, (tie) Naime Esteves, Clifton Park, N.Y., and n-Clint Randall, Trenton, N.J., 1,392.
73, ss-John DiSantis, Wilmington, Del., 1,382.
74, (tie) ss-Steve Bova, Massapequa, N.Y., and David Zelger, Red Lion, Pa., 1,376.
76, Richard Wilburn, Jr., Adamstown, Md., 1,372.
77, Michael Klosin, Windham, N.H., 1,370.
78, ss-John Petraglia, Jackson, N.J., 1,359.
79, Michael Vella, Medford, N.Y., 1,352.
80, Jim Horan, Mountain View, Calif., 1,350.
81, ss-William Keenan Jr., Orlando, Fla., 1,345.
82, n-Edward Brabant Jr, Dracut, Mass., 1,343.
83, Glenn Smith, New York, 1,333.
84, ss-Fred Ferreira, Kings Park, N.Y., 1,332.
85, ss-n-Guy Wallach, Livingston, N.J., 1,326.
86, Terry Metzner, Kentwood, Mich., 1,311.
87, ss-Christopher Keane, Cape Coral, Fla., 1,306.
88, n-Scott Santos, Bethlehem, Pa., 1,305.
89, ss-Robert Donovan, Prattsville, N.Y., 1,277.
90, n-Jim DiNunzio, Williamstown, N.J., 1,273.
91, Terry Wiley, Vienna, Va., 1,272.
92, Michael Robey, Morrisville, Pa., 1,245.
93, ss-Ross McDonald, Las Vegas, Nev., 1,233.
94, Pasquale Lucci, Sr., Hamilton, N.J., 1,222.
95, ss-Louis Barbera, North Bellmore, N.Y., 1,204.
96, ss-Thomas Sliwinski, Reynoldsville, Pa., 1,120.
97, ss-n-Augustus Hover, Swedesboro, N.J., 1,115.
98, ss-Tony Bellantoni, White Plains, N.Y., 1,053.
99, John Christensen, Carmel, N.Y., 1,000.

300 games – Greg Thomas

n-non-PBA member

ss-PBA60 player ages 60 and older

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PBA Spare Shots: New PBA Console Video Game to Debut in the Fall

by Bill Vint May 3, 2019 12:20

The PBA and FarSight Studios have partnered to create an official PBA-licensed console video game. The game will feature dozens of venues and playing environments, quickplay and local multi-player modes, online leaderboards, E-Sports style online tournaments and more. 

More than 20 PBA pros will be included in the launch of the game and PBA Hall of Famer Randy Pedersen will provide in-game commentary during all the action.

Due out in late Fall 2019, the game will be available for PC (Steam), Nintendo Switch, PS4, Xbox One and Oculus. A quick look at the PBA Pro Bowling can be found here: https://youtu.be/d6MCnY4Uq6w.

MISSOURI FRIENDS BUILDING FANS THROUGH SUCCESSFUL YOUTUBE VENTURE

Missouri friends, PBA doubles partners and singles rivals (depending upon the event), Brad Miller of Lee’s Summit and Kyle Sherman of O’Fallon have created a popular YouTube channel (Brad & Kyle) that has generated more than 30,000 subscribers and in excess of 3.5 million views since its debut in 2018.

MillerMiller and Sherman, who finished second as partners in the Mark Roth-Marshall Holman PBA Doubles Championship earlier in the 2019 season, have produced nearly 150 YouTube episodes providing their followers with an inside – sometimes irreverent – glimpse of life on the PBA Tour. Among their episodes: Dogs Vs. Hydrant, Cooking w/Pro Bowlers, We Made it to Portland, When Dreams Come True and many others.

To subscribe to Brad & Kyle’s channel at no cost, visit this link and click on the “Subscribe” button: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUf8pyBxiCWZXVeGf4eVn3g/featured.

PBA REGIONAL UPDATE: FINDLING WINS INTENSE FINALE IN OKLAHOMA CITY

Joe Findling from Mesquite, Texas, survived a tense final match to win his eighth PBA Regional title in the PBA Oklahoma City Planet Bowl Southwest Open, presented by Roto Grip, Sunday.

Findling led throughout qualifying and held a 64-pin lead over Sean Lavery-Spahr of Pasadena, Texas, going into the final position round match. Lavery-Spahr needed to win the match by 35 pins and pick up the 30 match play bonus pins to deny Findling the title. After both players opened in the first frame, Lavery-Spahr strung seven strikes before leaving a 10 pin in the ninth frame, eventually finishing with a 244 game.

It wasn’t enough. Findling threw two strikes in his 10th frame to finish with 227 and a 4,965 pinfall total, topping Lavery-Spahr’s 4,948 to claim the $2,500 winner’s check.

Kyle Cook of Centerville, Ohio defeated Mike Eaton Jr. of Wyoming, Mich., 201-180, to win the PBA’s Greater Richmond Central Open at Richmond 40 Bowl in Richmond, Ind., Sunday.

Cook, who earned his second regional title and $2,000 for the one-day, reduced entry fee event, downed Chris Via of Springfield, Ohio, 244-212, while Eaton eliminated Kyle Mayberry of Mechanicsburg, Ohio, 241-183, to set up the championship match.

• Brandon Curtis of Manson, N.C. wins his second PBA Regional title Sunday, defeating Chris Polizzi of Spring Hill, Fla., 222-178, to win the fourth annual PBA Brighton Construction Myrtle Beach South Open at Myrtle Beach Lanes in South Carolina.

Curtis, who qualified in the number one position for the stepladder finals with a 17-game pinfall of 3,875, led the event wire-to-wire. In the opening match, Polizzi eliminated Sean Connolly of Apopka, Fla., 211-191, and then easily defeated Mike Coffey of Melbourne, Fla., 246-189, in the semifinal contest to advance to the championship match.

In the title match Curtis started with three strikes while Polizzi had two opens in the first three frames. Curtis then coasted to the $2,600 first prize.

• Randy Macomber of University Place, Wash., and partner Dean Richards of Tacoma, Wash. teamed up to win Sunday’s PBA/PBA50 Tumwater Lanes Doubles title presented by MOTIV in Tumwater, Wash.

In Sunday’s title match, Macomber and Richards defeated Mark Hanken of Prineville, Ore., and Chris Tuholski of Troutdale, Ore., 447-433, to claim the $4,000 first prize. Macomber earned his first PBA Regional title and Richards his fifth Regional title.

In the best-of-three-game semifinal round, Macomber and Richards eliminated Rob Rice of Sunnyside, Wash. and Evan Nash of Kennewick, Wash., 2-1, while Hanken and Tuholski ousted Blaine Weninger of Happy Valley, Ore. and his partner, non-member Thomas Ault Jr., both of Portland, Ore., 2-0.

The May calendar of PBA Regional competition begins over the May 3-5 weekend with the Taylor Kia Central/East Open presented by Hammer at Holiday Bowl in Struthers, Ohio; the Bowlersmart/Bowlero Midwest Open presented by Brunswick at Brunswick Zone Lakeside in Valley Park, Mo.; the Junction City Bowl Southwest/Midwest Open in Junction City, Kan., and the B&R Hauling Aberdeen South Open at Sandhills Bowling Center in Aberdeen, N.C.

PBA Region tournaments over the May 9-11 weekend include the PBA and PBA50 Baldo Campana Memorial/Ohio Lottery Central Opens presented by DV8 and MOTIV, respectively, at Rebman Recreation in Lorain, Ohio, and a PBA Northwest Region “tripleheader” in Puyallup, Wash., including the PBA and PBA50 Daffodil Bowl Opens presented by Roto Grip plus the Daffodil Bowl Women’s Open.

Over the May 17-19 weekend, the PBA Midwest Region returns to Glo Bowl in Marengo, Ill., for the Glo Bowl Midwest Open presented by Global 900. Also scheduled are the PBA50 Cherokee Lanes South Open presented by Roto Grip in Canton, Ga., and the Waxahachie Southwest Challenge for non-titlists at Hilltop Lanes in Waxahachie, Texas.

PBA Regionals over the Memorial Day weekend (May 24-25) will include the Colony Park Lanes Challenge for non-titlists, presented by Columbia 300, in York, Pa., and the annual Celeste Walker Midwest/Central Open presented by Track at Strike N Spare II in Lockport, Ill.

● For complete PBA Regional schedules, rules and entry information, visit pba.com, open the “schedules” tab and click on PBA Regional Tours to find the event(s) in your area…and remember, you can follow “live scoring” for all PBA Regional events on pba.com (easily accessible for Apple and Android device users using the PBA app).

QUICK NOTES

• Denise Roth, wife of PBA Hall of Famer Mark Roth, has reported that Mark recently suffered a heart attack, but is in recovery in a New York hospital.

PBA’s YouTube followers can find weekly recaps on the PBA Channel. Here’s a link to Week 3 of the PBA Playoffs: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ceDWwCRvC8.

Newly-inducted USBC Hall of Famer Chris Barnes has been elected to a three-year term on the USBC Board of Directors by Team USA athletes, filling the vacancy created by the expiration of Bill O’Neill’s term as of August 1. The other athletes on the board are PBA titlist Rhino Page, PBA titlist and USBC Hall of Famer Kelly Kulick and PWBA champion Josie Barnes (no relation to Chris).

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Walter Ray Williams Jr. Wins PBA50 Mooresville Open for Third Consecutive Title and Record-Tying 14th of His Career

by Jerry Schneider May 1, 2019 19:19

MOORESVILLE, N.C. – The Professional Bowlers Association’s all-time PBA Tour career titles leader Walter Ray Williams Jr., won the PBA50 Mooresville Open presented by the Mooresville Convention & Visitors Bureau and Storm Wednesday to start the 2019 season with three consecutive wins and notch his 14th career title, tying him for the all-time career titles record in PBA’s tour for players 50 and over.

Williams, the Go Bowling! PBA Tour’s all-time career titles leader with 47 wins, tied John Handegard for most career titles on the PBA50 Tour.

In a dramatic comeback effort in the title match, the 59-year-old Williams, who was the top qualifier for the finals, threw the last five strikes of the match to beat fellow hall of famer Danny Wiseman 229-227. Wiseman, a 12-time PBA Tour winner bowling in his second PBA50 Tour tournament, had an opportunity to win the match with a strike on the first ball in the 10th frame but left a 10 pin.

“I came out of practice all lined up on both lanes, but things got a little tricky in the middle of the game,” said Williams, who left the 3-6-10 in the fifth frame and 3-6 in the seventh frame. “The right lane was a little tighter for me, so I thought I needed to hit the ball a little more at release but the reaction I got was totally unexpected.

“In the ninth frame I moved one board left and that was the right move,” Williams added, after being down as much as 28 pins in the match. “You’ve got to bowl well and get the breaks. I was able to finish strong and caught a break when Danny left the 10 pin in the 10th frame.”

The win also marked the second time this season that Williams advanced all the way from the cashers round to reach the finals. He won the season-opening PBA50 Johnny Petraglia BVL Open by advancing from the cashers round.

“Even though I’m bowling pretty well, I’ve been a little frustrated in qualifying,” Williams admitted. “In general, it seems like I’m not getting good pin carry until I get to match play for whatever reason.”

Williams, who won the 2010 Senior Miller High Life Classic at Victory Lanes for his first PBA50 Tour title, was especially fortunate to advance to match play earlier Wednesday bowling a 256 in the final game of the cashers round to earn a spot in the first match play round.

“All I can say is it’s crazy,” Williams said about his journey to the Mooresville Open title. “I didn’t expect to win the first three titles of the season, but it feels awesome.”

Williams’ second win of the season came in the PBA50 National Championship for his third career major title.

The stepladder final, streamed live on FloBowling, began with No. 5 qualifier hall of famer Parker Bohn III of Jackson, New Jersey beating No. 4 qualifier Todd Kjell of Roscoe, Illinois, 196-181.

Bohn, trying for his fifth PBA50 Tour title, then beat No. 3 qualifier Scott Greiner of Sunrise Beach, Missouri, 258-229, to advance to the semifinal match against Wiseman.

Wiseman, who finished 10th in last week’s PBA50 National Championship, then beat Bohn 258-223 to advance to the title match against Williams. Greiner and Kjell were both trying for their first PBA50 Tour titles.

The PBA50 Tour heads to Hamilton Lanes in Trenton, New Jersey for the PBA50 Hamilton Lanes & Entertainment Center Open presented by Columbia 300 May 3-5. Fans can catch all the action from start to finish via PBA’s online streaming partner FloBowling. For subscription and schedule information visit www.flobowling.com.

PBA50 MOORESVILLE OPEN

Presented by the Mooresville Convention & Visitors Bureau and Storm

Victory Lanes Family Entertainment Center, Wednesday

Final Standings:

1, Walter Ray Williams Jr., Oxford, Fla., $7,500.

2, Danny Wiseman, Baltimore, $4,000.

3, Parker Bohn III, Jackson, N.J., $2,700.

4, Scott Greiner, Sunrise Beach, Mo., $2,200.

5, Todd Kjell, Roscoe, Ill.,$1,900.

Stepladder Results:

Match One – Bohn def. Kjell, 196-181.

Match Two – Bohn def. Greiner, 258-229.

Semifinal Match – Wiseman def. Bohn, 258-223.

Championship Match – Williams def. Wiseman, 229-227.

Match Play Round 2 (after six games, including match play bonus pins. Top five advance to stepladder finals)

1, Walter Ray Williams Jr., Oxford, Fla., 4-2, 1,601.
2, Danny Wiseman, Baltimore, 4-2, 1,590.
3, Scott Greiner, Sunrise Beach, Mo., 4-2, 1,562.
4, Todd Kjell, Roscoe, Ill., 5-1, 1,532.
5, Parker Bohn III, Jackson, N.J., 4-2, 1,515.
6, Joel Carlson, Omaha, Neb., 4-2, 1,513, $1,600.
7, Ricky Schissler, Brighton, Colo., 4-2, 1,510, $1,600.
8, Bryan Goebel, Shawnee, Kan., 3-3, 1,496, $1,600.
9, ss-Ron Mohr, Las Vegas, 2-4, 1,471, $1,350.
10, Rick Graham, Lancaster, Pa., 3-3, 1,461, $1,350.
11, Amleto Monacelli, Venezuela, 3-3, 1,396, $1,350.
12, Chris Collins, Myrlte Beach, S.C., 2-4, 1,376, $1,350.
13, John Marsala, St. Louis, Mo., 2-4, 1,351, $1,350.
14, n-Jerry Horn, West Columbia, S.C., 2-4, 1,326, $1,350.
15, Doug Henry, Columbus, Ind., 2-4, 1,304, $1,450.
16, Tony Johnson, Canton, Ohio, 0-6, 1,123, $1,350.

Match Play Round 1 (After five games, including match play bonus pins)

17, Brian Kretzer, Dayton, Ohio, 3-2, 1,239, $1,250.
18, ss-Widmar Vargas, Sun City Center, Fla., 3-2, 1,226, $1,250.
19, ss-Jeff Bellinger, Columbia, S.C., 3-2, 1,209, $1,250.
20, Jack Jurek, Lackawanna, N.Y., 3-2, 1,204, $1,250.
21, Brian LeClair, Albany, N.Y., 2-3, 1,149, $1,250.
22, Brian Menini, Brookfield, Mo., 2-3, 1,142, $1,250.
23, Mac Sanders, Taylors, S.C., 3-2, 1,139, $1,250.
24, ss-Harry Sullins, Chesterfield Twp., Mich., 2-3, 1,133, $1,350.
25, Greg Thomas, Irmo, S.C., 0-5, 1,128, $1,150.
26, Michael Haugen Jr., Phoenix, 1-4, 1,124, $1,150.
26, ss-Chuck Richardson, The Villages, Fla., 3-2, 1,109, $1,150.
28, Lennie Boresch Jr., Kenosha, Wis., 2-3, 1,093, $1,150.
29, Ryan Shafer, Horseheads, N.Y., 1-3-1, 1,092, $1,150.
30, ss-Brian Voss, Centennial, Colo., 1-4, 1,091, $1,150.
31, ss-Don Blatchford, Santa Monica, Calif., 1-4, 1,034, $1,150.
32, Michael Smith, Centennial, Colo., 0-5, 1,015, $1,150.

Other Cashers (after five-game cashers round)

33, Troy McKinney, Yorktown, Va., 1,122, $1,050.
34, Keith Lesko, Prosper, Texas, 1,113, $1,050.
35, ss-Mike Mineman, St Louis, 1,108, $1,050.
36, ss-Frank Gallo Jr, Jacksonville, Fla., 1,107, $1,050.
37, n-Tony Todd, Myrtle Beach, S.C., 1,105, $1,050.
38, Terry Metzner, Kentwood, Mich., 1,099, $1,050.
39, Stoney Baker, Canton, Ga., 1,097, $1,050.
40, ss-Ron Profitt, Brookville, Ohio, 1,092, $1,050.
41, ss-Greg McMahan, Dandridge, Tenn., 1,079, $1,025.
42, ss-Henry Dawson, Elma, Wash., 1,043, $1,025.
43, ss-Ted Staikoff, Black Hawk, S.D., 1,003, $1,025.
44, ss-Tom Baker, King, N.C., 998, $1,025.
45, (tie) , ss-Lee Brosius, Ashburn, Va., 994, and Gary Faulkner, Norfolk, Va., 994, $1,025.
47, ss-Tom Carter, Columbus, Ohio, 989, $1,000.
48, ss-Mike Moore, Marietta, Ohio, 986, $1,000.
49, ss-Mike Dias, Lafayette, Colo., 982, $1,000.
50, ss-John Dudak, Orland Park, Ill., 978, $1,000.
51, ss-William Peters, Dayton, Ohio, 975, $1,000.
52, Craig Auerbach, Sunrise, Fla., 974, $1,000.
53, n,ss-Paul Kreins, Mooresville, N.C., 967, $1,000.

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Parker Bohn III, Jerry Horn Top PBA50 Mooresville Open Qualifying

by Jerry Schneider April 30, 2019 19:38

MOORESVILLE, N.C. – PBA Hall of Famer Parker Bohn III and non-member Jerry Horn of West Columbia, South Carolina, both bowled a 3,693 16-game pinfall total to tie for top-qualifier honors in the PBA50 Mooresville Open presented by the Mooresville Convention & Visitors Bureau and Storm Tuesday at Victory Lanes Family Entertainment Center.

Bohn, a 35-time Go Bowling! PBA Tour and four-time PBA50 Tour titlist, bowled games of 192, 255, 206, 236, 246, 237, 212 and 248 in Tuesday’s final round to tie Horn for the lead.

“So far, everything is going pretty well but I’m having trouble in the 10th frame for some reason,” said the 55-year-old Bohn, whose last PBA50 Tour win came in the 2017 Dave Small’s Championship Lanes Classic. “I’m putting together nine solid frames but I’m finishing with a lot of splits and opens at the end and I’m going to have to fix that.

“When it comes time for when we start match play, it becomes a sprint to the finish,” Bohn added. “I can guarantee you that I’m going to have to finish games better than I did today to make it to the finals.”

Horn, bowling in his first PBA50 Tour tournament, bowled games of 246, 209, 215, 268, 205, 254, 202 and 248 after Tuesday’s first second-round block.

Jerry Horn II“It was a different block for me today than the first round,” said Horn, who works full-time as an ATM technician. “Today, I was able to use one ball and just make the adjustments with my speed and angles to the pocket. I’m just trying to not look too far ahead and keep focused on what I need to do each frame.”

Bohn and Horn led eight players who earned two-round byes into match play. Rounding out the top eight were Todd Kjell, Roscoe, Illinois and Scott Greiner, Sunrise Beach, Missouri, who tied for third with 3,692; first-round leader Rick Graham, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, 3,683; Ricky Schissler, Brighton, Colorado, 3,681; John Marsala, St. Louis, Missouri, 3,660 and PBA Hall of Famer Bryan Goebel, Shawnee, Kansas, 3,644.

The top 24 players advanced to Wednesday’s match play who will be joined by an additional eight players that will be determined through a casher’s round that begins at 8:30 a.m. ET. After match play the top five players will be determined for the stepladder finals at 7 p.m.

PBA Hall of Famer Walter Ray Williams Jr., the winner of the first two tournaments of the season, climbed from 55th after the first round to finish qualifying in 33rd with a 3,529 pinfall advancing to the cashers round.

Defending champion 60-year-old PBA Hall of Famer Brian Voss also advanced to the cashers round by placing second among the eight PBA60 Players finishing out of the regular prize fund. Voss finished with a 3,453 pinfall.

John Dudak of Orland Park, Illinois earned the last PBA60 spot (eighth) for the cashers round by beating James Storts of Westfield, Indiana in a one-game roll-off 182-176 after tying with 3,415.

Fans can catch all the final day action live via PBA’s online streaming partner FloBowling. Visit www.flobowling.com for subscription and schedule information.

PBA50 MOORESVILLE OPEN

Presented by Mooresville Convention & Visitors Bureau and Storm

Victory Lanes Family Entertainment Center, Mooresville, N.C., Tuesday

SECOND ROUND RESULTS (after 16 games. Top 24 players advance to match play. Positions 25-46 plus top eight PBA60 players out of the regular prize fund advance to cashers round to determine eight additional match play spots)

1, (tie) n-Jerry Horn, West Columbia, S.C., and Parker Bohn III, Jackson, N.J., 3,693.
3, (tie) Todd Kjell, Roscoe, Ill., and Scott Greiner, Sunrise Beach, Mo., 3,692.
5, Rick Graham, Lancaster, Pa., 3,683.
6, Ricky Schissler, Brighton, Colo., 3,681.
7, John Marsala, St. Louis, Mo., 3,660.
8, Bryan Goebel, Shawnee, Kan., 3,644.
9, Tony Johnson, Canton, Ohio, 3,634.
10, Brian Menini, Brookfield, Mo., 3,632.
11, Amleto Monacelli, Venezuela, 3,622.
12, Widmar Vargas, Sun City Center, Fla., 3,621.
13, Lennie Boresch Jr., Kenosha, Wis., 3,619.
14, Chris Collins, Myrlte Beach, S.C., 3,612.
14, Doug Henry, Columbus, Ind., 3,612.
16, Brian LeClair, Albany, N.Y., 3,608.
17, Danny Wiseman, Baltimore, 3,602.
18, Ron Mohr, Las Vegas, 3,601.
19, Chuck Richardson, The Villages, Fla., 3,595.
19, Ryan Shafer, Horseheads, N.Y., 3,595.
21, Greg Thomas, Irmo, S.C., 3,583.
22, Michael Smith, Centennial, Colo., 3,580.
23, Jack Jurek, Lackawanna, N.Y., 3,576.
24, Harry Sullins, Chesterfield Twp., Mich., 3,575.
25, Mac Sanders, Taylors, S.C., 3,572.
26, Ron Profitt, Brookville, Ohio, 3,559.
27, Brian Kretzer, Dayton, Ohio, 3,557.
28, Tom Baker, King, N.C., 3,555.
29, Troy McKinney, Yorktown, Va., 3,547.
30, Michael Haugen Jr., Phoenix, 3,546.
31, Jeff Bellinger, Columbia, S.C., 3,541.
32, Gary Faulkner, Norfolk, Va., 3,537.
33, Walter Ray Williams Jr., Oxford, Fla., 3,529.
34, Frank Gallo Jr, Jacksonville, Fla., 3,525.
35, Mike Dias, Lafayette, Colo., 3,509.
36, Tom Carter, Columbus, Ohio, 3,506.
37, Terry Metzner, Kentwood, Mich., 3,502.
38, (tie) n-Tony Todd, Myrtle Beach, S.C., and Stoney Baker, Canton, Ga., 3,501.
40, William Peters, Dayton, Ohio, 3,498.
41, Keith Lesko, Prosper, Texas, 3,496.
42, Ted Staikoff, Black Hawk, S.D., 3,490.
43, Craig Auerbach, Sunrise, Fla., 3,481.
44, Joel Carlson, Omaha, Neb., 3,474.
45, Chris Fedden, Albany, N.Y., 3,468.
46, Mike Moore, Marietta, Ohio, 3,465.
47, ss-Don Blatchford, Santa Monica, Calif., 3,456.
48, (tie) Joe Scarborough, Charlotte, N.C., and ss-Brian Voss, Centennial, Colo., 3,453.
50, (tie) ss-Henry Dawson, Elma, Wash., and ss-Mike Mineman, St Louis, 3,451.
52, Chris Johnson, Nashville, N.C., 3,449.
53, n-Chuck Richey, Charlotte, N.C., 3,446.
54, ss-Lee Brosius, Ashburn, Va., 3,445.
55, Pete Arruda, Gilbert, S.C., 3,444.
56, John Conroy, Mahopac, N.Y., 3,435.
57, John Neral, Vienna, Va., 3,434.
58, Pete Weber, St. Ann, Mo., 3,429.
59, (tie) Scott Thomsen, Sumter, S.C., and n-Jeff Atkins, Hot Springs Village, Ark., 3,422.
61, Ralph Brunt Jr., Jensen Beach, Fla., 3,420.
62, ss-n-Paul Kreins, Mooresville, N.C., 3,419.
63, ss-Greg McMahan, Dandridge, Tenn., 3,416.
64, *(tie) ss-John Dudak, Orland Park, Ill., and ss-James Storts, Westfield, Ind., 3,415.
66, Michael Duran, Banning, Calif., 3,410.
67, Christopher Keane, Cape Coral, Fla., 3,407.
68, Kevin Duncan, Mexico, Mo., 3,406.
69, (tie) Pasquale Lucci, Sr., Hamilton, N.J., and Peter Knopp, Germany, 3,404.
71, Kevin Foley, Reno, Nev., 3,401.
72, James Hansen, Anchorage, Alaska, 3,399.
73, Tommy Martin, Millington, Tenn., 3,395.
74, Bob Learn Jr., Erie, Pa., 3,393.
75, Todd Haney, Boiling Springs, S.C., 3,390.
76, Robert Leonard Sr, Lockwood, N.Y., 3,387.
77, John Burkett, Southlake, Texas, 3,383.
78, Tom Howison, Chillicothe, Ohio, 3,380.
79, Fran Luzzi, Port Jervis, N.Y., 3,375.
80, Steve Hoskins, New Port Richey, Fla., 3,370.
81, (tie) Richard Strath, Schenectady, N.Y., and n-Curt Guinn, Greenwood, S.C., 3,364.
83, Dale Csuhta, Wadsworth, Ohio, 3,345.
84, James Campbell, Clearwater, Fla., 3,344.
85, Jim Pitts, Elmira, N.Y., 3,342.
86, Chuck Walker, Rutledge, Tenn., 3,339.
87, Steve Easterday, Strasburg, Ohio, 3,327.
88, Sammy Ventura, Syracuse, N.Y., 3,326.
89, Jeffrey Campbell, Newport News, Va., 3,324.
90, Gary Alstott, Washington, Ill., 3,319.
91, Marty Berke, Allentown, Pa., 3,302.
92, Doug O'Bryant, Ball Ground, Ga., 3,297.
93, Charlie Toney, Oak Hill, W.Va., 3,295.
94, David Zelger, Red Lion, Pa., 3,292.
95, Carl West, San Jose, Calif., 3,291.
96, Steven Grotowski, Ft Lauderdale, Fla, 3,276.
97, Jim Price, Harrrisburg, N.C., 3,273.
98, Rick Francis, Linden, Calif., 3,271.
99, Don Herrington, Ballston Lake, N.Y., 3,269.
100, Kerry Fulford, Ft. Worth, Texas, 3,264.
101, David Kneas, Annapolis, Md., 3,262.
102, Tony Rodriguez Jr., Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., 3,241.
103, Gary Shultis, Levittown, N.Y., 3,240.
104, Dave Han, Birmingham, Ala., 3,235.
105, Mike Hastings, Millsboro, Del., 3,232.
106, Joe Salvemini, Colorado Springs, Colo., 3,231.
107, Jim Horan, Mountain View, Calif., 3,217.
108, Dave Flemming, Fairborn, Ohio, 3,206.
109, Jon DeLaney, McKinney, Texas, 3,195.
110, Thomas Ream, Tampa, Fla., 3,180.
111, n-Peter Minaudo, Chesterfield, Mich., 3,168.
112, Bill Henson, Westerville, Ohio, 3,167.
113, Brett Caramagno, Goose Creek, S.C., 3,166.
114, Brian Miller, Springfield, Ohio, 3,165.
115, Steven Jansson, Barnes, Wis., 3,150.
116, Larry Helton, Bolingbrook, Ill., 3,132.
117, n-Jason Gordon, Concord, N.C., 3,117.
118, Bill Vannoy, Lexington, S.C., 3,109.
119, Ken Shealy, Myrtle Beach, S.C., 3,087.
120, James Souder, Greeneville, Tenn., 3,080.
121, Charlie Tomey, Spartanburg, S.C., 3,079.
122, Jay Hess, Gotha, Fla., 3,051.
123, n-Ron Jenkins, Statesville, N.C., 3,047.
124, Mark Pickford, Charlotte, N.C., 3,027.
125, Ernie Segura Jr., Taylor, Mich., 3,021.
126, David Bleggi, Jacksonville, N.C., 2,986.
127, Galen Keas, Alda, Neb., 2,969.
128, Larry Felts Jr., Simpsonville, S.C., 2,965.
129, Dave Bernhardt, Romeo, Mich., 2,955.
130, Steven Hartzell, Hanahan, S.C., 2,936.
131, Tom Griffin, Martinsville, Va., 2,919.
132, Ross McDonald, Las Vegas, Nev., 2,910.
133, Thomas Sliwinski, Reynoldsville, Pa., 2,883.
134, Harry Alchin III, Madeira Beach, Fla., 2,879.
135, Glen Nakagawa, Highland Village, Texas, 2,757.
136, n-Charles Allen Jr., Pell City, Ala., 2,724.
137, Ken Waters, Kingsport, Tenn., 2,704.
138, Richard Felten, Rockville, Md., 2,669.
139, Jeff Caudle, Lexington, N.C., 2,503.
140, Michael Whittington, Matthews, N.C., 1,453.

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ss-PBA60 player ages 60 and older advancing to Wednesday cashers round

*John Dudak defeated James Storts 182-176 in roll-off for final PBA60 spot for cashers round

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